Milestones is an interactive map of motorcycle adventures, from trail riding and touring to long-distance travelling. Use it to chart your previous journeys and help plan future ones.

Every Milestone on the map links to a blog, video, forum report, ride track or social media post about riding in that location and includes GPS coordinates for reference. They also highlight what brands a rider had chosen to use, the motorcycle they were riding, and make full use of all the Google Maps functionality you’re familiar with, like StreetView, Directions and GeoLocation.

Milestones is completely free to browse and search. If you’d like to add your own motorcycle adventures to the map, we have a number of membership levels for you to choose from, including a free option for individual riders.

On the left-hand side of the Milestones map you’ll see a magnifying glass icon. Click the icon to display the “Find Milestones” panel like the one on the right of the page you’re reading right now.

The “Keyword Search” looks for Milestones that contain the search phrase you enter in their title or description.

The various “Filter” options may often be a more practical way to find what you’re looking for. You can filter Milestones by category, location (continent, country or state), tags (e.g. model of motorcycle, solo/couple/group, border crossing, etc.) and by brand.

You can use multiple filters at the same time (e.g. Travelling + Africa + Solo), but be aware that using combined filters increases the chances of not finding any matching Milestones. We recommend starting with one filter and then refining your search from there.

Trail Riding, Touring and Travelling are three of the Milestone categories. Although there will always be some overlap between them, for our purposes at Overland Junction we define them as follows:

Trail Riding covers one-day and multi-day rides that are predominantly, and very intentionally, on dirt trails. Green laning, exploring OHV areas, and taking on the challenge of cross-country off-road trails like the Backcountry Discovery Routes and the Trans-America Trail would all fall under this category.

Touring covers one-day to multi-week road riding adventures.

Travelling covers long-distance motorcycle journeys that span many months or years and cross multiple continents.

The first thing you need to do is become a member.

You can join for free or choose the “Rider+” option for unlimited Milestones and the opportunity to use our managed service when you need it.

There’s more information about the process of adding a new Milestone further down this page.

Sure, no problem. Milestones are usually intended to link to blog posts that already exist somewhere else. However, if you don’t currently run your own blog using a service like WordPress or Blogger (and don’t wish to), you’re welcome to use Milestones instead.

The first thing you need to do is become a member.

You can join for free or choose the “Rider+” option for unlimited Milestones and the opportunity to use our managed service when you need it.

There’s more information about the process of adding a new Milestone further down this page.

Yes, you certainly can, and we encourage members to do so. When you begin adding Milestones to the map, we’ll send you a special URL that can be used to display just your Milestones. You may wish to download and use one of the following “My Milestones” images as a button link to the URL we provide:

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Certainly. You’ll need to sign-up as a Business member first and then you’ll be able to add Milestones that link to your location-specific news, blog, forum or social media posts about previous tours you’ve organized. Included in the “Business+” membership is a service where we can add Milestones on your behalf if you wish.
Absolutely, by all means. You’ll need to sign-up as a Business member first and then you’ll be able to add Milestones that link to your location-specific news, blog, forum or social media posts about riders using your products. Included in the “Business+” membership is a service where we can add Milestones on your behalf if you wish.
When you sign up to become a member, you’ll be able to pay your subscription fee by credit card, debit card, or PayPal account. We don’t accept any other forms of payment.

We use PayPal to securely process payments on our behalf, but you don’t need a PayPal account to use the service.

No, but we’d be happy to add a Milestone on your behalf free of charge if you contact us with details. This is on the condition that the Milestone links to details of a past event and not a future one. If you wish to promote a forthcoming adventure/dual sport motorcycling event on Overland Junction, please take a look at our Advertising page.
There is indeed. On the left-hand side of the Milestones map you’ll see three small icons. The pin icon in the middle is the GeoLocation button. Click that and the map will automatically zoom in to your location. Depending on how you’re connecting to the Internet, the map may pinpoint you very accurately or it may just show your general vicinity.
You’ll find a “Login” option in the main “Milestones” menu at the top of every page of this site. There’s also a user icon on the left-hand side of the Milestones map, which when clicked will open a login panel.

Alternatively, just click on this link.

Before you can add a new milestone, you first need to be a member and logged in.

Adding a new Milestone involves a four step process and we recommend preparing everything you need before you begin. Make this part of your blogging routine. The four steps are as follows:

Step 1 – Basics

– Enter a snappy title for your Milestone using no more than 50 characters

– Choose a category from Trail Riding, Touring, Travelling, Jupiter’s Travellers, Events, Guided Tours and Brands

– Enter a brief summary of what your Milestone represents or a short extract from the blog/social media post it links to. Please do not copy and paste your entire blog post. If you do, it will be edited at our discretion during the review process. Please check your spelling, punctuation, and grammar!

Step 2 – Your Brands

– Tick the relevant box to indicate what motorcycle you were riding at the time of this Milestone. If your Milestone is about a couple or group of riders on different bikes, please tick all the boxes that apply

– Then think about what helmet, clothing, boot, luggage, tech and other equipment brands you were using at the time of this Milestone and tick all the boxes that apply

Step 3 – Location and Links

– From the drop-down list, select the country or state in which your Milestone is located. The list is grouped by continent and is shown in reverse alphabetical order

– Search for the location of your Milestone by place name or address (this is quicker than manually zooming in on the map) and then drag the map pin to the most representative spot. After using the search function, you may find it helpful to zoom in further on the map so that you can be accurate with where you place the map pin. The more accurate you are, the more useful your Milestone will be to other riders

– Below the map you’ll see a “Milestone Link” field. Copy the full URL (including http:// or https://) of your blog post, video or social media post and paste it into this field. If you are entering a link to a Facebook post, please ensure its visibility has been set to “Public” before using it in your Milestone

– If you would like your Milestone to include additional links to your social media profiles/pages, copy and paste their URLs into the fields provided

Step 4 – Image and Video

– It’s really important that your Milestone includes a representative image or photo. A thumbnail version will appear in the pop-up box on the map and the full image will be shown on your Milestone page. To upload an image, click the “Add Image” button and follow the on-screen instructions. Please make sure you only upload images to which you own the copyright or an appropriate licence

– Optionally, your Milestone can include an embedded video from YouTube, Vimeo or DailyMotion. If you wish to add a video, select the video service you use from the drop-down list and then enter the video ID in the field that then appears. Please do not enter the full URL for your video – it won’t work. Here are examples (in bold) of where to find the ID of a video on YouTube and Vimeo:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVZxpOlNvvw

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/147509096

When you’ve finished

– Check that everything you’ve entered is correct

– Then click the “Submit Your Milestone For Review” button

Login and the visit your Dashboard. There you’ll find a list of all the Milestones you’ve added.

To the right of each one is an “Edit” button. Click that to display the editing screen. Make the changes you wish and then re-submit your Milestone for review.

We review all the information you provided and check the links work and are appropriate. We also add tags to your Milestone to help people find it and we may edit things like the title and description. The aim of this curation process is to ensure that Milestones are relevant and useful, and that they meet our quality standards.

Although processing times may vary, we’ll usually review Milestones within 48 hours of their submission.

You’ll receive an automated email confirmation when your new/edited Milestone has been approved.

Once your Milestone has been approved and is showing on the map, don’t forget to share it on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.

Login and then visit your Dashboard. There you’ll find a list of all the Milestones you’ve added.
One of the benefits of being a member is that you can use the “Favorites” function to store Milestones you’d like to go back to (without having to search for them again).

On the right-hand side of an individual Milestone page – just below the map – you’ll see a “Favorites” button. Click the button to save that Milestone in your Favorites list.

Your stored Favorites are shown on your Dashboard.